You, among many others, may have a medical malpractice lawsuit if your hospital, doctor, nurse or other health care provider makes a mistake while providing treatment. The truth is that there’s a lot more to a medical malpractice case than a patient getting hurt.
A medical malpractice lawyer must prove that not only a doctor or health care professional made a mistake, but also that the result of the mistake was harmful to your health. Proving these two things can lead to a long and complicated trial. When choosing a medical malpractice lawyer, it is necessary to take into consideration the continuing medical bills needed after a doctor’s mistake.
Choosing a Medical Malpractice Lawyer
The majority of medical malpractice lawyers have access to expert witnesses and resources to investigate and gather evidence. It may take months or even years before a case is settled. When deciding whether to file suit, there are statutes of limitations set out for how long you have to file a lawsuit against someone else, including for a malpractice claim. The time period varies from state-to-state and is dependent on the date of the malpractice or your injury, or sometimes when you discover them. Medical malpractice lawyers must have substantial funds to pursue these lawsuits, as the injured party never pays the attorneys unless they win. These cases aren’t cheap. Experts cost a lot of money, sometimes over $1,000 per hour, especially if you need them to take off work, reschedule patients, pay their office staff while absent, and come to court to testify. Plus, there are all kinds of additional costs, including for filing suit, court fees, as well as funding the discovery process.
As a practical matter though, you may not have to worry too much about these costs, at least not immediately. The Clore Law Group accepts medical malpractice cases on a “contingency fee” basis. This means that they will pay most, if not all of the costs, to fund your case up front, and won’t charge any fees until the case is won.
Types of Medical Malpractice Claims
Medical malpractice is professional negligence by act or omission by a health care provider in which the care provided falls below the accepted standard of practice in the medical community and causes injury or death to the patient, with most cases involving error; therefore, there are many types of situations which may amount to malpractice. Common cases include:
- Anesthesia Errors
- Birth Injuries
- Drug Errors
- Misdiagnosed Conditions
- Surgical Errors
Contact a Medical Malpractice Attorney
Don’t let the potential costs and complexity scare you away from a case. If you’ve been injured by a health care professional’s mistake, talk to an attorney to find out your options. You may be able to get financial compensation for your medical bills and the damage done, and sometimes can ensure that the same medical malpractice doesn’t happen to another patient in the future. Clore Law Group provides exceptional legal representation from a team of experienced lawyers. Contact our office for a free initial consultation to discuss valid grounds for your medical malpractice lawsuit.